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The Old Hatchery

Drak Gardens Road P O Box 577, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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#6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Underberg
Affordable and comfortable B&B and self-catering accommodationjust 10 KM from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. We provide free parking, free wi-fi and an al-a carte restaurant on site. Our tranquil setting, located near horse riding trails, mountain biking trails, hiking routes, golf courses, trout fishing waters and of course the famous Sani Pass. We are situated 1,5 hours from Howick on the N3 Route and 1 hour from Kokstad, making Underberg the ideal location from which to explore the majestic mountains of the Southern Drakensberg. We are on the route between Johannesburg and seaside resorts of the South Coast and Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stopover for the night. We offer bed and breakfast, room only, self-catering and full board options in our various units.Reasons to visit The Old Hatchery and Underberg • Guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips • Mountain hiking • Horse riding trails • Trout fishing • Mountain biking
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Kerry Rice wrote a review Jan 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
We had booked a fishing cottage for 3 nights in Dec and paid the deposit, only to find on arrival we had been double booked. We dealt with Busi. Thank goodness the owner very kindly found us somewhere to stay down the road, which we were very happy with in the end. We then went to eat dinner there and were extremely disappointed that the lamb shank that we had read about was not available and in fact lots of things weren't on offer. The dinner was very disappointing, the fish dry and not impressed with oven chips.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: I would only choose the fishing cottage
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YoungOnes15 wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
My husband and I visited The Hatchery for lunch a few days ago. The service was excellent. The food was really delicious. Beautiful deck outside with flower baskets and plenty of tables with lovely views. We sat inside as it was chilly. Very cosy and welcoming inside. Highly recommended for a quiet meal or a social gathering. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Mel Henderson wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban, South Africa37 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent a night here and found the room very comfortable and the bath and kitchenette clean. The restaurant was a short walk away which was great as I love food on site. Unfortunately there were no vegetarian burgers available so I had veg curry which tasted healthy and filled the gap but needed a bit more oomph. The dam is stunning and we saw a lot of birdlife within a short time, could sit there all day admiring the view, very relaxing. Staff were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Tayla and Ant wrote a review Sep 2019
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We only stayed 1 night in the little cozy fishing cottage, it was very basic but all you need! The food was absolutely delicious, we had the eisbein and lamb shank with butternut soup and chicken livers for starters, so YUM! Fishing there was incredible, the size of the trout are insanely huge. Management are very friendly and made us feel right at home. We had a flat Tyre and were there in minutes to assist us. We will definitely go back :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from theoldhatchery, Manager at The Old Hatchery
Responded 10 Sep 2019
It was wonderful having you here and look forward to your return. The fish are waiting for you - come soon! John and Kathy
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Baars1992 wrote a review Jul 2019
7 contributions
We had a lovely stay at The Old Hatchery. It is a nice and quietly located lodge hotel right outside Underberg. The Drakensbergen scenery is stunning and can be perfectly enjoyed with The Old Hatchery as a base. Furthermore, I would like to recommend the restaurant. Very friendly and kind staff and the local trout is out of this world! Kind regards, Robin and Dirkje
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from theoldhatchery, Manager at The Old Hatchery
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the meals here Kathy
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US$46 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Hatchery
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Hatchery?
Nearby attractions include Underberg Cheesery (2.8 km) and Sani Spoors (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Hatchery?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Hatchery?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Hatchery?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Hatchery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and The Grind Café.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Hatchery?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.